Brewer
Penobscot County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, ME  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 12 April 2019)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the city of Brewer include:
Brewer (1)
Brewer (2)
Brewer Sta. Bangor
Brewer Br. Bangor
Brewer Village
East Brewer (1)
Schoodick
South Brewer
South Brewer Br. Bangor
Wrentham



Brewer (2)

1818 December 26:
   Brewer (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1900 December 31:
   Brewer (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1961 October 1:
   Brewer (2) post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1914 December 25:
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

1949 December 6 through 1950 June 20:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Brewer (2) post office is still in operation.


Brewer Branch Bangor

1903:
   Brewer Br. Bangor post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

19-- December [18?]:
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter.
      

1961 October 1:
   Brewer Br. Bangor post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Brewer Station Bangor

1900 December 31:
   The former Brewer (2) post office was renamed as Brewer Sta. Bangor post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1901 February 14: [year determined from reverse of card]
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

1903:
   Brewer Sta. Bangor post office renamed as Brewer Br. Bangor post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


South Brewer

1899 June 3:
   South Brewer post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1899 June 12 through 1901 December 13: [each year determined from reverse side]
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
         

1919 September 20 through 1922 June 20:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter. (reverse side of cover below left)
         

1926 March 31:
   South Brewer post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1938 October 22: [earliest known]
   South Brewer post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

today:
   South Brewer post office is still in operation.